But if they’re to do that they can’t let things slip this week as they take on Leicester City in the League Cup.
Ahead of that clash BetVictor brand ambassador Michael Owen predicts the result of that game and the rest of this week’s quarter-final ties which feature Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United…
Arsenal v West Ham – Tuesday
This is a fascinating London derby with Arsene Wenger likely to rotate his squad against a progressive West Ham side who will fancy their chances of causing a shock at the Emirates. The Gunners have already shown in the Europa League, however, that they have a deep squad and I think they can edge what promises to be a cracking London derby.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 West Ham
Leicester City v Manchester City – Tuesday
Manchester City were irresistible against Spurs on Saturday and Guardiola’s side are still in the hunt for all four major trophies this season such has been their brilliance in the first half of the season. They can put their Champions League challenge on hold for a couple of months and I think they will make it through to the last four of the League Cup at the expense of a Leicester side who were brought back down to earth against Palace on Saturday.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester City
Chelsea v Bournemouth – Wednesday
As well as Liverpool played against Bournemouth on Sunday, I was disappointed with the hosts and will be surprised if the Cherries upset the odds at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have won their last five in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge and I think the Blues will ease their way into the last four.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Bournemouth
Bristol City v Manchester United – Wednesday
Bristol City have won their last four and currently sit third in the Championship and I expect them to give United a real game at Ashton Gate although they haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five.
United weren’t at their best against West Brom on Sunday, but they came away with all three points and I can see Jose Mourinho’s team getting a result as they bid to retain a trophy they won in such dramatic circumstances against Southampton at Wembley last spring.
Prediction: Bristol City 0-2 Manchester United
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Michael Owen is a brand ambassador for BetVictor. For more tips from Michael read his column here.
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